Henry W. Shaw.
From an Old Print.
"Menny people," he says, "spend their time trieing to find the hole whar sin got into the world. If two men brake through the ice into a mill-pond, they had better hunt for some good hole tew get out rather than get into a long argument ahout the hole they cum to fall in."
It would be hard to find a more graphic description than his few piquant lines give us of the old fashioned pedlar, familiar not many years ago in every country village:
"Joel Briggs waz horn down east, his hight waz 6 foot 2;
Mr. Shaw's humor does not perhaps provoke a downright laugh so often as the humor of some others; it rather
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